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Robert Rennslaer Smiley, III

Robert Rennslaer Smiley, III, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 70, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1973, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1974, United States Court Claims 1973, United States Supreme Court 1975, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1982, South Carolina 1989, licensed: (commercial instrument multi-engine pilot).

Background

  • III, Robert Rennslaer Smiley, was born on November 1, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert Rennslaer and Vera Eloise (McCord) Smiley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with distinction, United States Naval Academy, 1956. Postgraduate in Law, University Florence, Italy. Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1970.

    Career

    • Trial attorney air crash unit civil division United States Department Justice, 1970—1972. Private practice Washington, 1972—1973. Senior partner Smiley & Lear, 1973—1978, Smiley Olson Gilman & Pangia, Washington, 1980—1986, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1980—1986, Charleston, South Carolina, 1980—1986, Smiley & Mineo, Washington, since 1986, Charleston, since 1986, Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1986.

      Assistant editor George Washington Law Review. Captain United States Coast Guard, served to captain United States Naval Reserve, 1956-1968.

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, Society Air Safety Investigators, Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers America, Federal Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Order of Coif.

    Connections

    • Children: Sim E., Robert Rennslaer IV, Nicholas.
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    Born November 1, 1933